Our flagship tea room can be found in Merton Park, a beautiful part of Merton that was built in the arts and crafts style. There are many places we really like in Merton Park and the surrounding area that we think make a visit well worth it! Here are a few of our favourites:
A charming park that is divided into a number of different gardens. This park is named after a local philanthropist who is often credited with the original development of Merton Park as an attractive Victorian suburb in the nineteenth century. Mr Innes bequeathed the park to the people of Merton. While the park is today in the care of Merton council, The John Innes Society of Merton Park plays an important role in the preservation of the park.
A church has stood on the site of St Mary’s since before the Domesday Book and parts of the present building date back to 1115AD. The roof of the nave is nearly 900 years old and that of the chancel dates from 1400AD. Lord Nelson worshipped regularly at St Mary’s towards the end of his life and his seat can still be found there.